Sep 3, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 090311


bisexual (n.) [C] (adj.) 雙性戀者、雙性戀的
She is bisexual. That means she is sexually attracted to both men and women.
她是雙性戀者,那表示她對男性和女性都有「興趣」。

gay (n.) [C] (adj.) 男同志(的)
He is a gay man. That means he is sexually attracted to men only.
他是男同志,那表示他只對男性有「興趣」。

lesbian (n.) [C] (adj.) 女同志(的)、蕾絲邊(的)
lipstick lesbian (n.) [C] 女性化的女同志、婆
butch lesbian (n.) [C] 男性化的女同志、Ttomboy
Note: A tomboy is not necessarily a butch lesbian. She can be just a girl who likes to play games that boys play. “Lipstick lesbian” and “butch lesbian” are simply tags. In reality, many lesbians do not tag themselves as “lipstick lesbians” or “butch lesbians.”
註:tomboy不見得是指男性化的女同志,可以指只是喜歡跟男生們玩同樣遊戲的女生。「婆」和「T」只是標籤。事實上,許多女同志並不給自己貼上「婆」或「T」的標籤 。
She is a lesbian. That means she is not sexually attracted to men.
她是女同志,那表示她對男性沒「興趣」。

pimp (n.) [C] (vi.) 拉皮條的人(尤指男性)、妓院男老闆、拉皮條
The pimp made a lot of money by pimping.
那個拉皮條的男人靠拉皮條賺了很多錢。

procuress (n.) [C] 老鴇、妓院女老闆
The procuress made lots of money by procuring prostitutes.
那個老鴇靠仲介娼妓賺了很多錢。

 (n.) noun 名詞
[C] countable 可數的
(adj.) adjective 形容詞
(vi.) intransitive verb 不及物動詞

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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